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DIY Fall Banner Craft for Kids

Celebrate fall with a mini banner! This craft may require a little help cutting things out from mom and dad, but the assembly is all about the kids.

Felt sheets can be found at craft stores for about 25 cents a sheet, and ribbon around $2 a spool, making this an economical project that’s also fabulously fall.



  • 1 sheet each of red, yellow, orange and brown felt
  • 2 sheets of cream or white felt
  • 3 yards brown polka dot ribbons
  • Letter stencils
  • Glue

Some children will be able to handle scissors well enough to be able to cut all the shapes themselves. A little prep by an adult may be in order if help is needed.

Step 1: Start by cutting a 5x7inch rectangle in red, yellow, orange and brown.Cut four (4) 4x6inch rectangular pieces of the cream.

Step 2: Sketch a quick leaf or two out of the leftover colored felt and cut them out.

Step 3: Using a word processing program, print out the word “FALL” in large letters. Pin the letters to the leftovers of the brown felt with straight pins and cut the letters out.

Step 4: Once all the pieces have been cut, assembly is a snap.Have your craftykids put one of the white/cream rectangles in the center of each of the colored rectangles and glue them down with school glue (or hot glue if your children are old enough to handle a glue gun).

Step 5: Arrange your felt in the order you would like the colors to go (orange, yellow, red, then brown in the photos) and glue the word “fall” to the banner pennants. Add onthe leaves as a nice accent.

Step 6: Turn your banner over (making sure it still spells “fall” and that theletters are all right side up) and glue the ribbon to the back of the pennants. You can leave a little room at the top of the pennants as shown in this picture, but it will hang more nicely if the ribbon is at the very top of each pennant.

Step 7: Tie a few bows to your liking and put them between each pennant – you now have a beautiful fall banner!

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